Postdocs, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting post-doctoral trainees for its NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer or early fall of 2018. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral approaches as they relate to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We are especially seeking candidates who have an interest or background in statistics and genetics. The postdoc will have opportunities to conduct longitudinal studies using genome-wide data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study and many others. The postdoc should have some interest in environmental and genetic factors as they relate to developmental outcomes.

Post-doctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral degree:

NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. The Waisman Center offers a $3000 annual supplement, and trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage. NIH requires that trainees in this program be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Trainees or scholars in these programs who are permanent residents of the U.S. must submit a notary’s signed statement with the appointment form certifying that they have (1) a permanent resident card (USCIS Form I-551) or (2) other legal verification of such status.

For application procedures and information, visit: Please submit all materials except letters of recommendation in one pdf by February 20, 2018.

Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the life course. Our team of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and staff seek answers to questions about the causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc. For information about the Waisman Center, visit:

Please contact with questions.

Information about disability accommodation for completing the application:

Consideration for this position requires completion of an application, as well as submitting all other materials in pdf format, as described in the job posting. Phone contact may be necessary for finalists. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application materials or participate in a phone conversation, you may contact Eric Schafer at 608-263-2328. Note that you are not required to indicate whether or not you need an accommodation to perform the traineeship.

An individual with a disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Please see the ADA website for questions and answers about job applicant accommodations:

The Waisman Center encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to apply.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.